The Southsiders

The Southsiders

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"Energetic rockin'blues with attitude." Bruce Iglauer/Alligator Records. Booking:(708)447-3670 or ronsmithguitar@aol.com Rockin' Blues for your senses!

Biography

The Southsiders are one of Chicagolands best kept secret's, but not for long. AAA-Rockin' Blues band that has opened shows for Lonnie Brooks, Mighty Joe Young, Enuff Znuff, Off Broadway and many other well known blues and rock artist's.

They have played all over the city and surrounding suburbs of Chicago as well as many city's throughout the Midwest. Some of the Club's include Buddy Guy's Legend's, Fitzgeralds, Harlem Ave Lounge, Dell Rhea's, Tattlers and Penny Road Pub just to name a few. You may have seen them at one of over 2 dozen Borders book stores around this great city. Other engagements include: Schools such as Purdue U., Fund raisers, Private Party, Block parties & Holiday events. They have also played the Chicago Blues Fest as well as many other fests throughout the Midwest.

They have promoted themselves using print media, via; ads, band features & weekly club listings. 'The Southsiders' have been featured on the Columbia College program "Music Alive" as well as ABC news coverage of the 16th Annual Chicago Blues Festival (Yea the Big-Daddy of all Blues fest) hosted by XRT Radio station, Best Buy & Gibson Guitars.

The Southsider's hope you enjoy this EPK (Electronic Press Kit) and look forward to showing you what they do live, and letting you and your customers see why "The Southsiders' are a hit every time.

Discography

Get your Southsider music at cdbaby.com

Speeding Down the Highway (CD)
One More Shot (CD)

Radio & TV air play: WDCB and WBEZ Radio. Ch. 53 PBT, The City of Chicago & Ch. 38 RBTV, Chicago's SW suburbs.

Recorded videos for Columbia College (Chicago),
Live recording from The Metropolis Music Complex,
ABC news coverage of The Chicago Blues Festival
hosted by 93 XRT Radio Station, Best Buy & Gibson Guitars.

On ABC news, from The Chicago Blues Fest (VHS)
Live at The Metropolis (VHS)
Live at Columbia College (VHS)

Set List

We start Hard & Fast, then we slow it down and finish up Funky & Cool. Sets run about 1 hr long. We mix Rock & Blues covers with our own take on the blues. Harp & Guitar driven uptown clean to downtown dirty, front & back porch. We say it like we mean it, cause we do!

Along with our own songs we do covers by such bands as: John Mayall, Paul Butterfield, SRV, George Thorogood, T-Bone Walker, Santana, etc.